tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Definition of teapot

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

Examples of teapot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loved ones will be shocked after opening their present and finding a white ceramic teapot surrounded by some of the best teas and teatime goodies. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 18 July 2022 All my mama’s old-lady friends haggling with me over little pieces of her embroidery, her clock, her teapot. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 My flawless Earl Grey was served in a beautiful individual teapot; the Prosecco and liqueur that accompanied the tea were rather less British. Claire Messud, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 First, there was the tempest-in-a-teapot controversy over who would attend. Jorge G. Castañeda, CNN, 13 June 2022 Queen Elizabeth II offers Paddington some tea, prompting him to guzzle it from the teapot. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 5 June 2022 Drones also formed the shape off a giant corgi — the queen’s favorite dog — and huge floating teapot and teacup. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 4 June 2022 But how could anyone make pictures like a teapot without mental imagery? Alison Gopnik, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Touring the bric-a-brac area, Camilla seemed impressed by other items, including an antique teapot. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2022

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“Teapot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teapot. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for teapot


tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Kids Definition of teapot

: a pot for making and serving tea

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